Train Trajectory Optimization Methods for Energy-Efficient Railway Operations

Pengling Wang

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Even though rail is more energy efficient than most other transport modes, the enhancement of energy efficiency is an important issue for railways to reduce their contributions to climate change further as well as to save costs and enlarge competition advantages involved. This thesis is motivated by the challenges in improving energy efficiency of train operations. The main objectives are to develop the modelling and solution methods for the train trajectory optimization problem to improve the model accuracy and the computation time, to apply the methods in a train driver advisory system development, and to develop a multi-train trajectory optimization method to solve the delay recovery and the energy-efficient timetabling problem.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Hoogendoorn, S.P., Supervisor
  • Goverde, R.M.P., Supervisor
Award date6 Dec 2017
Print ISBNs978-90-5584-231-5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

Bibliographical note

TRAIL Thesis Series no. T2017/12, the Netherlands TRAIL Research School


  • Optimizing Train Trajectory
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Genetic Algorithms


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